Peregrines are fully protected by law. It is a criminal offence to disturb them at or near the nest. The British Mountaineering Council is once again actively promoting temporary climbing restrictions so climbers do not get too close to the nest site. An area at the top of the cliff has been roped off to stop people walking down onto the large ledge. This is to prevent any potential disturbance to the nesting birds and hopefully, later in the season, their young. North Yorkshire Police ask visitors to help play their part in this year’s nesting attempt by following on-site notices and not getting too close to the nest site. Support the project If you would like to help us and the RSPB with this project, you can donate at the viewpoint, at Malham National Park Centre or online at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/malham Volunteer Volunteers are essential in helping conserve and enhance the Yorkshire Dales National Park. If you would like to help out the ‘A date with nature’ project at Malham, take a look at how to join the Yorkshire Dales Volunteers. Or you could volunteer for the RSPB too!